The experts at Pugh’s Earthworks will help explain the benefits of installing a lawn sprinkler system

Pugh's Earthworks Big Company Strength and Small Company Values!   Pugh’s Earthworks was originally started by Mark Pugh. Our firm has been in business since 1992. Over the past 25 years, we have grown rapidly. In all that time and throughout all that growth, we have remained true to our motto, Big Company Strength, Small Company Values! Regardless of the size of the client we are working for, our staff will deliver the best possible service, while treating each client with the utmost of respect. In a word, “We Love Our Customers” and “We Appreciate The Opportunity To Serve.” We are now one of the Mid South’ s leading commercial landscape installation and maintenance companies. Pugh’s Earthworks provides the highest quality landscaping services available. We are Memphis landscape maintenance experts. Our team is committed to acting with the utmost of integrity with our business operations and for clients and the communities we serve. Every job we do is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. The experts at Pugh's Earthworks will help explain the benefits of installing a lawn sprinkler system! Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about Irrigation Installation Q: How will I benefit from an in-ground sprinkler system? A: Since hand watering is done on a random basis, and at irregular intervals, an automatic sprinkler system will actually, in most cases, use less water. It will also disperse the water at an even rate, and for a predetermined amount of time. This allows you to water sunny and shady areas for different periods of time, and to water when it is most efficient. One obvious benefit is the ability to continue a watering program while you are away on vacation, etc. Q: How long does a system take to put in? A: It would depend on the area that is trying to be covered. An average size lawn (@15,000 sq. ft.) can usually be done in one full day, depending on the situation. A large country lawn can take anywhere from two to four days. On average, we spend one to two days on a job. Q: What is a back flow device, and why do I need one on my sprinkler system? A: A back flow device is generally a brass assembly that will prevent any water from the sprinkler system from getting into the drinking water supply, and are required by all municipalities. There are many different types of these, and each individual municipality has differing requirements for the installation. Q: What type of maintenance does the system require? A: All systems need to be winterized at the end of the season. This is done by attaching an air hose to a fitting on the water line, and blowing all of the water out of the system. Most people that we install systems for simply turn it back on in the springtime themselves. We do offer the service of opening systems for the season. The quality of the products used initially, and of the overall installation, play an important part in the long [...]

Tips to Protect Your Irrigation System From Winter Freezes

Pugh's Earthworks Tennessee's Commercial Landscape Services For HOAs and COAs Pugh's Earthworks provides commercial landscape design and maintenance services throughout Tennessee, including Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville plus we service commercial lawns and landscaping in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our monthly seasonal landscape care for residential commercial properties includes professional lawn care, including irrigation and sprinklers, fertilizing, reseeding, aeration, and pest control.  We also offer snow and ice removal services during the winter months. During the winter months, we often receive emergency calls for broken irrigation systems.  This is because the pipes in the irrigation system have frozen and then burst. To stop this from happening, we have many tips for winterizing your irrigation system against the risk of freezes. Drain sprinklers that are on a slope. It's important to ensure that all sprinkler pipes on a slope are completely drained. Use an air compressor to push out any remaining water. Insulate the irrigation pipes. Shut off the water supply for your irrigation system. Then, make sure it is wrapped with foam insulation tape and a plastic bag, which can keep the pipes from feeing. Any above-ground pipes must be insulated. Have a main shutoff valve. If you don't have one of these valves, get one installed. Should any pipes blow and you have water shooting up everywhere, this valve can shut that down. Hire a winterization professional. Lawn sprinkler winterization can be simple or it can be very complex. There are many reasons why you might want to hire a professional instead.  It's important to have a comprehensive working knowledge of your specific irrigation system to winterize it correctly. Doing the blow-out process to the irrigation lines can cause damage ig you don't know what to do. You'll also need a powerful air compressor to properly blow the lines. Contact us today. Our team of professionals can help you protect your irrigation system this winter as well as provide other winter services like snow and ice clearing. We're here to get you and your residential or commercial landscape through the harshest months of the year as well as assist throughout the other seasons, ensuring the most beautiful yard and landscaping possible. Contact us now!

Protect Your Irrigation System From Freezing This Winter

With winter just around the corner and temperatures already starting to drop, it's important to consider how this change in the weather can impact your irrigation system. What can easily happen is that your irrigation system freezes. This can cause pipes to burst and create a lot of problems. To prevent this from happening, there are some steps you can take to prepare your irrigation system and commercial landscape for the freezing weather: 1. Insulate The first step is to shut off the water supply to the irrigation system. The main shut-off valve for your irrigation system needs to be protected against freezing by wrapping it in insulation. The best way to insulate this shut-off valve is with foam insulation tape and a plastic bag. If you don't have one of these valves, this is the time to consider having one.  Also, insulate any above-ground irrigation pipes you may have has part of your system. You can use self-sticking foam-insulating tape or foam insulating tubes for these above-ground pipes. 2. Go with Manual If you have an automatic irrigation system, this when you need to turn off the timer and handle it manually. Most controllers have what's called a "rain-mode" that shuts off the signals to the valves. Everything else will work. The only change is the valves will not activate. 3. Drain the Pipes The next step is to drain the pipes that are part of the irrigation system. Any water that remains in the pipes during winter can freeze and expand until it breaks the pipes.  There are several ways to drain pipes. You can use a manual drain valve, an automatic drain valve, or the compressed air blow-out method. When it comes to draining your pipes, the best option is to turn to a local irrigation specialist due to the risks involved. We do offer sprinkler winterization services during this time of the year. 4. Protect Valves and Backflow Preventers Finally, you will need to return to some insulation work, including insulating the backflow preventers and valves if they are located above ground. Insulation tape also works well for this task. Just be careful to not block the air vents and drain outlets on the backflow preventers. If it all sounds like a lot of work, then consider letting us handle all of this winterization process for you. Contact us now to learn more about all of our winterization services, including snow and ice treatment.

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